Assess talent fit before you commit.

Progressive Hire is our take on temp-to-perm that allows you to evaluate skills, work style, and performance over a 90-day assessment period before extending an offer.

Benefits of Progressive Hire

  • Quickly bring on a new hire so they can start making an impact right away.
  • Evaluate your new hire’s skills, work style, and contributions before making a long-term commitment.
  • Avoid the costs and risk of a hire that doesn’t work out.

Here’s how we work together.

Define the role

We work with you to understand your position and the skills you require, so we can identify the perfect match.

Recruit and vet

We identify talent for your unique needs and vet them through video interviews, portfolio reviews, and skills assessments. We present the top 3-5 candidates to you.

Interview and hire

You interview candidates and select your new hire. Then, we onboard your talent as our employee for the 90-day assessment period.

Assess fit on the job

We check in with you and your talent regularly to understand how things are going, review performance against milestones, and identify any needs for further support.

Make a decision

We work with you and your talent to assess performance and to determine if you want to make a long-term commitment and convert to a permanent placement.


Why partner with Aquent?

Perfect fit talent

With expert Agents and proprietary recruiting tools, we find the right talent for your needs from our global talent network.

Exceptional talent care

We take care of your new talent until you’re ready to commit, providing efficient onboarding, weekly pay, fast eligibility for industry-leading benefits, free skills training, frequent check-ins, and ongoing support.

110% guarantee

If you’re not fully satisfied with your Aquent talent, we provide a refund—plus an extra 10%. That’s how sure we are of our people and our process.

Our work is bigger than us.

Case Study


Helping Kaiser Permanente revolutionize healthcare by empowering its members to thrive.

Client Success

We’ve helped staff Kaiser’s Marketing and Digital Departments with UX Designers and Researchers, Visual Designers, Content Managers, PMs, and more. Talent work on everything from member-facing apps to communications for their new medical school.

Case Study


When LMC Automotive needed more forecasting horsepower, we delivered.

Client Success

LMC Automotive relies on highly skilled automotive analytics and forecasting talent. And they depend on our in-depth knowledge of the automotive industry to recruit this specialized talent—so much so that 30% of LMC’s Michigan staff are talent we’ve recruited.

Case Study


We helped oilfield services giant Schlumberger find a precious resource—talent.

Client Success

With a mandate to include UX from day zero on all tech projects, Schlumberger turned to us to hire UX Researchers, UX Designers, Design Thinkers, and Tech Writers to help create more effective project scoping, development, and tracking.

Case Study


It’s easy to find SiriusXM in cars now. But without us, good luck finding UX and CX.

Client Success

We helped build SiriusXM’s Auto Experience Team, redefining streaming UX with mobile-first CX. That kind of talent is very hard to find—but not for us. We offer contract talent high-end benefits, so we attract the best. SiriusXM eventually hired half of our freelance team full-time.